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sandy has affected us in delaware compared to our neighbors to the north. we are doing okay. this sandy didn't spare delaware and we have produced beyond our state's ability to provide. from the moment it is clear we are in the storm's path, i've been grateful for the work of governor jack martel and his entire team. state, county, local officials, first responders, american red cross, national guard, many volunteers are hoped to protect the residents as it approached and well after it passed. president obama, fema, the rest of the administration's team working hand in glove with their state team. in this case there was really a team. as i like to say there is no i in the word team. i should have the army corps of engineers has been particular in responding to hurricane sandy. over the years, funded by a series of storm protection projects in maryland are polite, robust and strong, healthy systems. these types of projects criticized at the time by some on my opinion because they performed exceptionally well during sandy black hundreds of millions, maybe billions of dollars in damage. as
sandy on small businesses. >> senator daniel inouye died today of competitions in washington. senator inouye was a world war ii veteran, a medal of honor recipient, and the longest serving sitting u.s. senator. he was 80 years old. >> if we turn away from the needs of others, we align ourselves with those forces which are bringing an end to suffering. >> what happened, we ought to take advantage of it. >> obesity is nothing short of a public health crisis. >> i think that they serve as a window on the past. what was going on with american women. >> she is really one of the few that we can trust. many of the women who were first ladies were writers and journalists and they will both. >> in many cases, they are more interesting as human beings. if only because they are not first and foremost to find as limited by political ambition. >> dolly madison was loving every minute of it. >> you can't rule without including what women want and have to contribute director in a statement, you are a little breathless. and too much looking down. and i think it was a little too fast. not enough chang
hearing that the damage caused by hurricane sandy and the government recovery efforts. it will hear testimony. first, a panel of senators from states affected by the storm. just over two hours. >> could morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. a hearing on the recovery challenges before us to the super storm sandy. we are here today to evaluate the response and recovery efforts in the aftermath of hurricane sandy which struck the northeastern united states in october 29 asked to largest storm system in u.s. history clearing the lives of more than 120 americans, destroying over 340,000 homes and over 200,000 possesses and leaving more than a half million families without power, he, or running water for weeks. i understand in a few neighborhoods and a few buildings in new york and new jersey that still is the case. the scale of this disaster has created significant housing and transportation challenges, and a successful recovery will require a sustained effort from government, private sector, and volunteer organizations. by and large the federal gunman response to hurricane sandy has
for what is going forward. and then you throw in things like sandy and natural disasters and it's hard to prepare for that. >> that's another one. all three of you were on the ground on election day. i was on the ground. we did a story on people monitoring the polls. what were the most surprising or possibly disturbing things you saw on election day itself? >> first of all, we're a nonpartisan organization so we're not on either side of the aisle. we're just making sure american voters can vote, and that's something people from all political parties should support. one of the great american values is the right to vote and whoeverrorrer voting for, if you disagree, you should vote. everyone should hold that ideal and working in a system where you're eligible and can vote, you're able to you heard among all three of us that kind of -- i hope we can come to a consensus on that. something that was somewhat surprising to us but wasn't really -- and i think it's disturbing -- is that a lot of the same problems we have seen in past elections we saw this year. there was a lot of conversation a
area. as the details not take, that hartford checotah newton into the firehouse in sandy hook. i arrived there is a public official, but what i saw was through the eyes of a parent. the firehouse in sandy hook is where parents went to find out if their children were okay. the way they found out was that their children it. or they didn't and after a while, some of the children came from a summer with their parents there or at school and their parents took them home and others did not. i will live forever with the sight and sound of those parents as they emerge from the firehouse. the cries and sobbing of grief in english, the look on those faces. the murderer blasted its way into the elementary school in sandy hook armed with a bushmaster aars 15 assault rifle come a 10-millimeter glock pistol and a nine millimeters six-hour and with multiple magazines filled with 10, 15, 30 rounds, hundreds of rounds that he used in an execution style massacre. wayne carver, who is the state radical examiner for connecticut has been in that job for more than 30 years. he has seen it all, beatty s
hurricane sandy. since the storm hit, we've done very little else. our previous experience probably help peres. we were among the first responders in 9/11 for the small business community in a few years later i was privileged to travel to louisiana and work with marylin when she was confronting hurricane katrina in laying out his strategy or that affair. she has since returned the favor many times over by sharing much information, materials and she also chairs or associations national committee on disaster recovery, working to institutionalize best practices found nationally so we can be even better in the future. the sheer magnitude of the destruction can be overwhelming to small businesses as well as responders. it's hard to know where to begin to determine the steps that will be most project is empty with the feeling of isolation. s.b. d.c. are part of the community for small business people turn because they're familiar with us. the same occurs within the family. after the disaster i had other states reaching out to me with offers of support from personnel and just everything else yo
. californians remember this tragedy just as the nation will always remember the victims of sandy hook elementary school. i know it means when someone you love is suddenly taken away in this unspeakable way. my family was touched in 1993 where a crazed gunman killed eight people and wounded another six people. one of those people was a brave young lawyer who threw his body over his wife, sacrificing his own life to save her. that young man was one of my son's best friend. and so i can tell you without a shadow of a doubt how these terrific and senseless tragedies live on with the survivors forever. the spouses and their children and the families. it changes their lives for ever since 1999, which was the year of the massacre at columbine high school, 258 students and teachers and others have been killed in school shootings. another 212 have been wounded due to gun violence in our schools. and i will break down some of this for you. 2005 shooting in minnesota left five injured. in 2006, there were six dead and five injured. a gunman killed 33 and wounded 23 others at virginia tech in 2007. earlier
the government's response hurricane sandy. later, we will re-air the senate debate on the u.n. treaty for the disabled. >> and tomorrow morning's "washington journal", peter welch, on the latest development of the fiscal cliff negotiation. after that, joe shaw looks at the estate tax, which is set to go up the end of the year plus, your e-mails, phone calls, and tweets. "washington journal" is live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. now come in a discussion of how the military and national security might be a affected by spending cuts at the first of the year. part of the so-called fiscal cliff. former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, mike mike mullen, was joined at how services committee. this is a less than an hour. >> good afternoon. thank you for coming. my name is peter peterson. i would like to give you a review of why we are supporting this project today. starting about 30 years ago, after studying the profound demographic trends, on the vast and unfunded promise we have made. i have decided was not unsustainable, but a primary threat to the future. speaking of unsustainable
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